Friday, 8 July 2011

Essential Oils In The Home

Essential oils are not just limited to aromatherapy and aromatherapists, they can be used everyday as cleaning and healthcare products.

Can anyone use essential oils?
As long as you are sensible with your oils, dilutions and storage there is no reason why you have to be a trained aromatherapist to use essential oils in the home. Do not mix your own oils to use on someone else if you are unfamiliar with essential oils, you can easily buy ready mixed oils from places like Neal's Yard or Boots.

Essential oils for cleaning
If I could recommend one oil that everyone has in their home it would be Tea Tree. You can use Tea Tree oil for just about anything and everything. It is antibacterial, antisceptic and cleansing, and has a great sterile smell to it. You can also add a few drops of your favourite oil onto the filter of your hoover for a fresh smelling home.

Safe storage
Always keep your oils in a cool, dark place away from children and pets, prefferably in a locked box. If you do not have a locked box put them in a cupboard high out of reach from children, like a medicine cabinet. Essential oils can be highly toxic if ingested and can cause internal damage.

If you ever need advice about essential oils and their benefits talk to a trained aromatherapist. They will be happy to help you choice the right oils for you.

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